And Flynn can't plead ignorance of the law: The Committee has another document , this one from 2014, in which DIA warned Flynn explicitly that he'd need permission in order to accept payments from a foreign government. Chaffetz also asked the Army to say why it hasn't yet made a determination as to the legality of Flynn's payments from RT given that they have been widely reported for at least two years.
North Korean media has already reacted harshly to the Vinson's deployment, calling it " an extremely unsafe act by those who plan a nuclear war to invade", adding that "what's only laid for aggressors is dead bodies". As Tuesday's military exercises with South Korea and Japan show, the United States is remaining in lock-step with its allies in the region. "We agree among the three of us that we will coordinate all actions - diplomatic, military, economic - regarding North Korea", Yun told ...
The Pentagon's acting inspector general's office confirmed Thursday he has launched an inquiry into whether those payments qualify as coming from foreign governments and whether Flynn properly informed military authorities about them. "These documents raise grave questions about why General Flynn concealed the payments he received from foreign sources after he was warned explicitly by the Pentagon", Cummings said.
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria , the military said , in a bid to prevent militants from smuggling fighters and weapons into Turkey.
Mexico had expected to start Nafta renegotiations in August but the possible executive order could add urgency to the timeline. "Its been very good for Canada, its been very good for Mexico, but its been awful for the US", Trump said. Instead, Trump says he will push hard on a renegotiation of the agreement. "I like both of these gentlemen very much - they called me and they said rather than terminating NAFTA, could you please renegotiate", responded Mr.
A recent military display in North Korea. "China's military will continue to carry out live-fire military exercises and test new military equipment in order to firmly safeguard national security and regional peace and stability". comments, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China had noted that many United States officials had recently made such remarks. John McCain, R-Ariz., said.
The YPG - which is part of the Washington-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - have called on the USA to implement a no-fly-zone in northern Syria, to prevent further Turkish airstrikes. We believe that every force that's fighting terrorism in Iraq should be doing so in coordination and with the agreement and cooperation of the government of Iraq .
One THAAD unit typically includes six launchers, and the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, subordinate to the U.S. Eighth Army, would operate the system. The Navy said that both exercises demonstrate the ability of the USA and Japan to work together at sea to respond quickly to threats in the region.
Department of Commerce's decision to impose an unfair and punitive duty", Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said in a joint statement. Canada has made business for our dairy farmers in Wisconsin and other border states very hard. "It's a disgrace", he said. Even if Trump stops short of tearing up NAFTA, Mexico and Canada might turn to other nations whose leaders they feel they can trust.
Trailer trucks carrying parts of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system entered the site on what had been a golf course in the county of Seongju in a southern region of South Korea, Yonhap news agency and YTN television reported.
United Kingdom will participate in the Columbus Regional at the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio , May 8-10. Every round we played, we focused on that round, one shot at a time. The overall NCAA regional pool is 72 teams , with each of the four areas being given 18 teams to compete. The Spartans will bring a good amount of momentum into the Athens Regional as they have won each of their last two tournaments and placed in the top six in their last five ...
Post this he allegedly entered intelligence operations for India in 2003 and set up a small business in Chabahar, Iran from where he was abducted by Pakistani agencies for illegal entry into Pakistan via Iran. India and Pakistan also have a bilateral agreement on consular access, Bagley said while adding, "India had discussed Jadhav's kidnapping issue with Iran a year ago".
America's policy on North Korea has now been made a lot clearer: the Trump administration says it plans to tighten economic sanctions and pursue diplomatic measures but keep the door open to dialogue. John McCain (R-AZ) said he had been "heavily briefed before" and "didn't hear anything new". Thornberry, the head of the House Armed Services Committee, said the briefing showed the key role Congress can play in fully funding the USA military.
The premier says the dispute is similar to country-of-origin labelling which the USA tried to impose on meat, an issue which nearly started a trade war and caused global court fights. Since the timber industry is a much larger component of the Canadian economy compared to the USA, domestic producers know that the Canadian government will be under a great deal of pressure to accept a new deal that will be unfavorable to Canadian lumber firms and US lumber consumers.
The Trump administration said it wanted to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher worldwide sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about. "I don't think we're going to describe those in any detail", said the official, saying there are a "broad range of options to remove this threat" that the president is working through.
Trump tweeted that the 9th circuit, which earlier ruled against his travel ban, has "a bad record of being overturned (close to 80 percent)". "See you in the Supreme Court!" he tweeted. The administration then revised the order, but the new version also is stalled in court. The administration has said the executive order protects public safety by keeping unsafe criminals out of the streets.
The target of the pre-dawn explosions near Damascus was not immediately known, but the blast could be felt at least 15 kilometers (9 miles) away. Syrian state news agency Sana said several missiles had been fired at a military site south-west of the airport, causing explosions that resulted in some material losses.
A spokesman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Williams' execution Monday night could proceed after the order was lifted. Lee's death warrant expires at midnight. Mr Lee maintained his innocence through the moment of his execution. Lee was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m., Arkansas Department of Correction Director Wendy Kelly said.
President Trump came to Washington with an aggressive legislative agenda dubbed the "100-day Action Plan to Make America Great Again". "My boys will love that", he added. Fellow Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway stumbles upon the grim scene and quickly runs away, saying: "I am not replacing him". The video ends with Marge and Homer Simpson taking in the news on TV at home and Marge complains that she's out of the antidepressant Prozac that was supposed to last her "the whole four years".
He said it was normal to talk to civil society representatives in Israel, and it would be unthinkable if Israeli politicians were not allowed to meet with critics of the German government. Environmental Affairs Minister Ze'ev Elkin, a longtime Netanyahu loyalist, said the prime minister was "completely right" to set an ultimatum in the face of "rude" conduct by Gabriel.
How could the elections affect manufacturing as an industry in France? At a rally later that day in the town of Arras, he said in a live broadcast that Le Pen was trying to exploit the situation by showing up to "take selfies for 15 minutes and then she was gone".
On the foreign policy front, the government chose to pull Venezuela out of the Organization of American States (OAS), which it says is "meddling" in the domestic affairs of the country in response to the opposition protests. Senior opposition leader Henrique Capriles accused the authorities of "savage repression", ahead of Wednesday's march. The OAS Permanent Council voted earlier on Wednesday to call an emergency meeting of its foreign ministers over the crisis in Venezuela despite ...
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland voiced confidence Wednesday about the ability of Washington and Ottawa to strike a new deal on softwood lumber and put a quick end to the latest flare-up in the decades-old trade row. Freeland stopped short of saying Canada would retaliate with new tariffs against U.S. exports to Canada. "We have made progress in our conversations, but we are not there yet".
Defending the Centre's stand to make Aadhaar mandatory for filing of Income tax returns and to apply for PAN, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi referred to around 10 lakh fake permanent account number (PAN) cards in the country and said Aadhaar was the only system which could prevent duplication or fake cards.
A victory for one of those candidates would have followed the path set by last year's vote in the United Kingdom to exit the European Union and the US election of President Donald Trump as a kick in the face to the globalist, free-trade worldview.
Sources said that a formal notification regarding the same would soon be uploaded on UGC's official website. Qualification in NET is a must for recruitment of teachers at colleges and universities. The confusion started a year ago when CBSE stated that it would not be able to conduct the NET 2017. Sources said that CBSE will continue to handle NET until the proposed National Testing Service (NTS) becomes operational.
There is no justification to keep the enforcement of Lokpal Act suspended till the proposed amendments, including on the issue of the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, are cleared by Parliament, the Supreme Court said on Thursday. The apex court had on March 28 reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas seeking the appointment of Lokpal and Lokayukta in the country. The Lokpal Act mandated forming a selection committee for appointment of Lokpal Chairperson.
Canada is the U.S.'s greatest source of high-grade aluminum, and experts say they are playing by the rules. Concern is brewing because there is only one USA smelter remaining that produces high-purity aluminum used for building planes such as the F-35, F-18 and C-17 as well as armor plating for military vehicles and some missiles, Ross aid.
President Ronald Reagan's 100 days were considered the hardest-driving since FDR's time, even though Reagan was shot March 30, 1981. "It is a contract between myself and the American voter". He claimed that much of the plan's foundation has been placed, but noted, "Things came up". If the House plan to replace Obamacare passes, it will be the end of an exhaustive whip process where many Republicans might not be delighted with the results.
Macedonian Social Democratic leader Zoran Zaev was lightly injured in a fistfight inside parliament on Thursday after nationalists stormed into the chamber in protest at the election of an ethnic Albanian as speaker, witnesses said . Macedonia's president Gjorge Ivanov called for unity and urged protesters to calm down and go home. The embassy statement said a majority of lawmakers elected Talat Xhaferi , a lawmaker from an ethnic Albanian party, as parliament speaker.
British Brexit supporters have advertised the withdrawal from the EU, suggesting it would be possible to remove obligations while still profiting from the union. She added that to harbour such illusions would be a "waste of time". "The sooner the United Kingdom government is ready for constructive solutions, the sooner we can meet its wish to talk about the future relationship".
Rodriguez told state TV that President Nicolas Maduro had instructed her to initiate Venezuela's withdrawal from the organisation if it holds the meeting on the Venezuelan crisis without the ruling Socialist Party's backing. The Venezuelan foreign minister announced the country will withdraw from the Organization of American States (OAS) after it voted to call an emergency meeting of foreign ministers without Caracas' approval.
He said people need something to vote for, not against. Christy Clark said talks with former president Barack Obama ended because of opposition by the prime minister, the worldwide trade minister and lumber employers in B.C. Researcher Clark Williams-Derry said it is hard to underestimate the impact a ban on thermal coal exports would have for the coal industry in the western U.S.
R. McMaster. The Pentagon needs to consider deploying new anti-ballistic missile systems and a defensive radar to Hawaii to protect against a growing threat from North Korea, the top USA military officer in the Pacific told Congress on Wednesday.
Melenchon's "France unbowed" political movement said in a statement that none of it members would vote for far-right leader Marine Le Pen on May 7. In a segment on "Last Week Tonight" ahead of the election, John Oliver explained that the presidential race in France will have a profound influence on the future of Europe , saying that if Le Pen prevails, France would most likely leave the European Union, potentially ending the EU.